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Elsa Peters
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Thursday 18th May

Slept well last night but I was still on my Bulgarian time zone in my little brain...it was a five thirty start.  The rest of the house came alive ...well sort of...at six thirty so I went down for coffee then....I didn't want to make much noise me being a quiet soul.  I've finished the third Outlander and on to the fourth later in my book at bedtime and I'm sure it won't be long.

Kippers for breakfast...Lidl specials that you can't get in BG....and out to see A and J in Burgess Hill.  We stopped off at the Asda on the way to get some things for lunch and I was so confused....that store is so large I couldn't find a thing.  I'm used to small shops where I know where to get what I want with limited but sufficient choice.  How do people shop here without they want to make a life of it?  So over for our visit by eleven thirty and it was good to catch up with A....J is not in the best of health and communication is a little difficult and it reminded me of when I used to go Home Helping back in the 70's.  So I helped get lunch together...pork pie, sausage rolls, Tiger French stick with ham followed by chocolate cake....and we were all stuffed to the gunnels by the end of it.  We said our fond farewells and headed to Eastbourne, land of the ancients.  My daughter had spotted a teasmaid and my host bid and won it so we were off to collect.  On to another store we used to visit...ESK....and I somehow spent almost thirty pounds on things I have to either carry or get shipped back...why, why, why Delilah...

Home for six and I somehow confused the times of the TV programmes forgetting that I'm over here.  Eggheads been and gone and tomorrow I'm looking through the clothes that I've still got here and ready to pack my bag again.  Weather today has been horrible...cold and absolutely throwing it down...not nice at all.  I suppose I should get over it and look at the long term forecast and find a pair of boots or wellingtons out...it could be grim Jim.  So just a few images.  A pair of matching suitcases in the airport...and the balloons from the hotel....I promise to try and be more original tomorrow...please a little sun would be nice.  LN....I'm going for a bath....LN



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Elsa Peters
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Friday 19th May

So I fell asleep on the sofa last night trying to do the 'hard Sudoku'.  I was given a nudge, woke up and promptly headed up to my room and halted for a moment to fight my way into a bag of milk chocolate peanuts but rationing myself to four only.  Head straight down on the pillow and the sleep of the just until five thirty this morning, read for a while and down for coffee at six thirty and the house remained still.  I was back up to the bedroom, tried on and found more things to pack from the clothes that had remained here, got a load of washing together and now everything that I want to take is either packed or damp awaiting packing.  

This took me through quite a large portion of the day and then it was helping my ex other to sort out the things he was taking and getting that into a carry on bag.  There has been a steady supply of more chocolate peanuts...the bag has been by my side and I've just shared the remainder as an after supper snack but I'm getting ahead of myself.

I dropped an email to Princess this morning asking her if I could borrow back my leather satchel but decided instead to pack the laptop and chargers into my ruckie instead leaving my leather teardrop bag for the extras.  Everything has been charged to full capacity, my Bulgarian phone has been switched off....better that way.  I don't want a huge bill not of my making.  Princess finished work early today...'it's Friday'...went up the shout....and we had a really brilliant catch-up time.  Phone calls are OK but there are certain things that just don't get said...three hours of mother and daughter nattering about everything under the sun and reminiscing is fun and stretches the boundaries.  So it was too late to cook and she decided that she was 'home James' and off to the Chinese restaurant and we were off for fish and chippies.  It was my first time back at the takeaway for must be eight years and they were just as good as I remembered them.

No pickies again I'm sorry to say...it rained most of the morning, cleared up this afternoon but I realised how cold I was as I headed for the chippie.....I think another sweater is going to be the standard wear for the next ten days or so.  Almost time for bed, the body clock is at last adjusting....One more hour and I can head up the wooden hills....just got to get the mornings sorted,  LN..Book at Bedtime me thinks....LN



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Saturday 20th May

Silly four thirty start this morning.  I read until six and then head down again and eventually came to at about seven thirty....but felt positively jaded. Bacon sandwich for breakfast with lashings of coffee which did something to revive me and then I don't quite know how the rest of the day escaped me...but it did.  

Eventually made it down to the village by two thirty....it was fresh on the beach and a few hardy souls were out there trying to get barbecues going and get wind assisted surfing underway so I watched them for a while.  I love the cliffs here...one way to the Marina and the other to Seven Sisters....beautiful view from the sea but too cold to swim out for a look....   I stopped off at the second hand bookshop and found a book on Aromatherapy which might make it back to BG since I've a bag booked.  It's beginning to resemble Mary Poppin's carpet bag.....  too much and too little.  Came back for lunch, settled down on the sofa and could easily have nodded off so instead we went visiting to say fond farewells to friends along the street.  Tea and chocolate hobnobs....we'll be visiting them when we get back.

So last load of washing in and I'm already clad in PJ's.  I'm still not sure what I'm going to travel in but by tonight everything will be padlocked, coat hangered so all I have to do is get dressed, shoes are polished and ready, all the millions of chargers are in a separate bag....how do we acquire so many?   Madness.  The lawn is having it's final trim, the car has been cleaned out, all systems go, the wind has dropped and it's turned into a beautiful evening...LN...Long may it continue....LN



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Seven Sisters? Is that the café where we caught up at Christmas?
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Tuesday 23rd May

Sorry,sorry...technology has nearly beaten me with computers, phone, cameras....bugger,bugger....

Yes Mikey B....our Christmas watering hole....it was good to be back but now sitting in Dunfermaline in Scotland in a Starbucks for internet access.

Sailed  on time but the log in process was slow....yesterday was eating all day and a late caberet starting at 10.30 after dinner ensures that I have to get in a siesta..No photos at the moment....I've had to get another memory card for my camera today so that the laptop can read it...the camera settings won't load...not a good start to the holiday....

I might manage to get it sorted later today but if not it will be when we get to Fort William in a couple of days time....LN....Send me connectivity vibes...LN
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May 30, 2017, 10:39am Report to Moderator

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Anyone heard anything from Elsa recently, since her last post here?
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May 30, 2017, 3:42pm Report to Moderator
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Thought she may have been going away in Uk somewhere..... tcinbg[
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Thanks Linda, on a UK cruise I believe, just not like her not to post something.

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I'd assumed she'd had a technology failure on the boat, but it has been a week already since her last post!?
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Exactly Mikey, why I'm a bit worried. No point in ringing her, I know she said she turned off her BG phone to keep the cost down.
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